Traditional Cake Mixing at The Park, Calangute The age old ceremony of cake mixing starts a few months before Christmas and the winter festivities and is considered to be an usher for good tidings and happiness.  Over the years, ‘cake mixing’ has become a celebrated ritual and is an occasion one looks forward to this… Read more »

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Traditional Cake Mixing at The Park, Calangute

The age old ceremony of cake mixing starts a few months before Christmas and the winter festivities and is considered to be an usher for good tidings and happiness.  Over the years, ‘cake mixing’ has become a celebrated ritual and is an occasion one looks forward to this time of the year.

The Park Calangute Goa welcomes the holiday season with a fruit soaking ceremony ahead of Christmas.

Spreading the cheer along with our Chefs & team, the ceremony will invite participation of all friends, guests and partners amidst tradition and fanfare. Guests and colleagues can roll up their sleeves and put their hands in the mixing pots to make the perfect Christmas cake. The event is post our Sunday Brunch and will have pre-event entertainment by Emmanuel.

• Date & Time: 9th November 2014,4pm Onwards
• Venue: The Park Calangute Goa
• Contact: Mr. Praveen Vashist

‘Laid Back Luxury’ is set to roll at N’16 this season

North16 GOA Resort is all set this season with its tantalizing Food Festivals and the ALL NEW North16 Bar Unplugged with musical tunes of different genres and famous bands. Look out for exciting days and nights by the Poolside at North16 GOA. The North16 Bar & Grill will be showcasing some exciting Food & Drink promotions from BBQ under the stars to DJ nights. So, every day of the week is a new treat for you and your friends to come and have fun ‘Laidback Luxury’ Style!

For reservations or more info. Call 0832 5745555/ 08554984854

The festive celebrations have begun at Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort

On Wednesday the 29th of October 2014, while the night was young and the stars twinkled in the sky, Grand Mercure Goa Shrem Resort brought in this festive season by hosting a joyful celebration of the age old tradition of Cake mixing.The ritual began at 9pm by the poolside and the invitees spiritedly donned their gloves and aprons and surrounded the two tables which had all the ingredients ready for the cake mix.

The countdown began and all the invitees accompanied by the chefs enthusiastically commenced the glorious ceremony of cake mixing.

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Fruit and dry fruit mixture kept for soaking

The mixture was composed of a variety of dried fruits and nuts such as apricots,black raisins,sultanas,ginger peel,lemon peel,orange peel, cashew nuts, dried red cherries, black currants,almond flakes, dried figs and dates  topped with condiments such as cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, cloves powder, star anise and ginger powder. Port wine, whiskey, dark rum, white rum, red wine and brandy were then added to the mixture making it simply fabulous!

General Manager Mr. Manish Dayya said, “We are delighted to announce the beginning of our festivities and we wish everyone a very happy festive season ahead”

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Guests and chefs pouring the alcohol in to the fruit mixture

While the fruits and wine glistened in the night and the sweet aromas filled the air, the excitement and cheer that marked the beginning of this festive season knew no bounds.

Goa Marriott presents ‘A Date With Chef Anupam’!

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa is pleased to announce the appointment of Anupam Gulati as the new Executive Chef of the property. And what better way to get to know this immensely talented Chef than to go on ‘A Date with Chef Anupam’! Presenting an exclusive interactive session for local media invitees on Tuesday, 4th November, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, wherein Chef Anupam Gulati will demonstrate his favourite recipes during an interactive Cooking Class, followed by a Grand Luncheon showcasing his signature dishes. This enjoyable day will then culminate with a quick Kitchen Walkthrough with the resort’s enthusiastic team of chefs!

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Chef Anupam Gulati

‘Chef Anupam Gulati has recently joined the Marriott Group of Hotels as the Executive Chef at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. With close to 14 years of experience in the F&B industry, he has been instrumental in designing menus, formulating concepts and creating innovative dishes for the award-winning restaurants where he has worked before. At Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Chef Anupam will be handling the F&B operations of the hotel. His day to day responsibilities will include taking care of the kitchen operations and maintaining the food quality.

Chef Anupam believes in using the best ingredients, keeping the flavours simple and authentic and following the highest standards of presentation. Each dish, for him, has to be a work of art. His constant endeavor is to study, research and highlight the regional cuisines and old forgotten recipes of India.

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Assorted breads offered at the Grand Luncheon

Prior to joining Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Chef Anupam has been associated with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts for close to 14 years. Having worked at luxury hotels like The Oberoi Gurgaon, Trident Gurgaon and The OberoiAmarvilas, Agra, his last stint was at The Oberoi Cecil in Shimla as Executive Chef.

Chef Anupam was part of the culinary team during General Pervez Musharraf’s visit to India for the Agra Summit in 2001. He has also cooked for State visits and delegations from China, Tanzania, Morocco and Belarus. Furthermore, Chef Anupam was selected to travel across Europe to research and experience contemporary cuisine, a skill he brought back, to serve his guests authentic international cuisines in India.

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Live Satay Counter at the Kitchen Walk Through

Get set for a delicious season of the most vibrant cuisines and flavours you have ever dreamed of, right here in Goa! Come say hello to our new culinary expert! As we say at the Goa Marriott, do away with the formality, and bring in the FUN!

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